Our mission is to provide the best possible heart and vascular care for our patients.
The team of nation-leading providers at your WVU Heart and Vascular Institute go above and beyond to bring the most advanced and highest quality heart, lung, and vascular care to the great people of West Virginia and the surrounding states.
We’ve grown our team – the largest and most advanced cardiac and vascular care team in the state – to more than 55 physicians and 70 advance practice providers who are delivering care at hospitals and clinics throughout West Virginia and in bordering counties in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia.
Our board-certified, fellowship-trained doctors are performing groundbreaking and innovative procedures using cutting-edge devices not available anywhere else in the state. We do so by recruiting some of the finest physicians from across the country – men and women who are often recognized leaders in their specialty or subspecialty; investing heavily in new technology; practicing – and frequently developing – the latest techniques in heart and vascular care; and placing the highest emphasis on achieving great quality outcomes.
Led by Vinay Badhwar, MD, FACS, FACC, and some of the most respected cardiac surgeons, cardiologists, interventional radiologists, cardiac electrophysiologists, and vascular surgeons, the heart and vascular programs of West Virginia University and WVU Medicine are among the best in the United States.
The WVU Heart and Vascular Institute’s advanced cardiac care team uses the most current diagnostic procedures to detect and evaluate mild to life-threatening heart problems in our state-of-the-art 10-story facility.
Our team of cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, vascular surgeons, and thoracic surgeons provides everything you need for your heart and circulatory system – from diagnosis and treatment to rehabilitation and recovery. We’re experienced at treating all kinds of heart and vascular conditions – from congenital heart issues and heart attacks to vascular disease – using both traditional and minimally invasive procedures. We perform more than 1,500 angioplasties and stent placements annually.
We are the first center in West Virginia to offer and perform heart transplants, meaning that patients no longer need to leave the state for this life-saving therapy.
How Our Technology and Research is Leading the Way
The WVU Heart & Vascular Institute, located in Morgantown, West Virginia, has the most advanced technology in the state, including state-of-the-art hybrid operating rooms and equipment. This has allowed us to be the first in the state to successfully perform some of the latest cutting-edge procedures, including the first to:
- Perform heart transplant in West Virginia
- Implant a left ventricular assist device (LVAD)
- Repair a mitral valve through a tiny incision in the chest using the da Vinci® Surgical System
- Implant the Tendyne Bioprosthetic Mitral Valve and the WATCHMAN™ Left Atrial Appendage Closure Device
- Use the MitraClip® device to repair a leaking mitral valve
- Rebuild an aortic valve using the patient’s own heart lining
- Fix a thoracic aortic aneurysm using the Relay PRO implant
- Successfully perform the Protected TAVR
- Implement SMART Mobile Technology clinics
- Become a nationally recognized Center of Excellence for Adult ECMO program
Our patients are experiencing positive outcomes that help transform their lives.
We Are a Leader in Cardiovascular Care and Research in West Virginia
Our patients are provided the most current diagnostic procedures to detect and evaluate mild to life-threatening heart problems. The experts at the WVU Heart and Vascular institute conduct ongoing heart and vascular trials and research studies. Learn more
Contributing to Groundbreaking Cardiovascular Innovations In Care
We partner with industry leading organizations, technology leaders and institutions to help find innovations in the way we treat, diagnose and care for patients in rural populations. Read more about our recent patient screenings.
Better Access to Our Care Through Expansion
Our mission is to provide the best possible heart and vascular care for the people of West Virginia. To bring our care close to home, we’re continuing to expand our outreach throughout the state and region, by forming partnerships with local hospitals and adding regional clinics and faculty members to meet the increasing demand. View Map